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in the national debate about healthcare. the debut of dock meantly called the waiting room. janet live in oakland to explain how high land hospital plays the starring role. >> that's right, gasia. the debut is tonight in new york city. i talked with in the bay area about his film. he says that he spent months gathering hundreds of hoursf interviews with patients and staff cynthia johnson or c. j. is one of 70 thousand who works in high land hospital's emergency department. a non-stop high pressure job serving the 250 to 300 patients who come in every day often because they don't have insurance or primary care doctor. c. j. is also one of the people featured in a new dock meantly called the waiting room. the film shows the healthcare system through the eyes of patients and hospital staff. tonight the film has its premier in new york city with film maker high land ceo. nick spoke with us by phone. >> what we wanted to show with the film is what the reality and the struggle that both patients and institutions are going through, to be able to, you know, serve our national conversation is the privileg
and pay more for healthcare. >> in some cases doubled and in other cases tripled the percentage nurses would have to pay for their health insurance premium. >> the hospital is aufrg a 2% rate over two years. the nurses want 10%. they say their wages from 47 to $70 an hour are lower than nurses' pay at other bay area hospitals. >> it offends me. it's a shame that they are asking the nursing force, the force that drives this hospital to take reductions and sacrifice patient safety at the bedside. >> a hospital spokeswoman says patient care is not suffering during the strike. the hospital brought in about 150 replacement nurses from around the nation to cover 173 patients this morning. >> we made sure that we had enough nurses to take care of the number of patients that we both anticipate and are currently in the hospital. >> hospital negotiators say they're worried about the future health of the hospital. the affordable healthcare act will mean lower medicare reimbursements. >> all we can do is try to guess what the cuts may be or position ourselves to get ready for those cuts. >> the nu
of the debate will focus on healthcare. >> i want to repeal obamacare and replace it with something to get costs under control. >> reporter: and the role of government. >> reporter: tonight will mark the first of three debates between the two presidential hopefuls this month. as for the two vice- presidential candidates, they will square off in their own debate, michelle, next week. >> all right. so what kind of impact can these debates have on the polls if any? >> reporter: certainly this is a tradition that began 52 years ago. and if history is any indication, there may be some unforgettable moments tonight. certainly i think both candidates are hoping for a spike in the polls based on what happens tonight but more than anything i think they are hopefully as well hoping that they avoid any gaffs which can often times be more memorable than any successful points made at the debate but mitt romney is even specifically mentioning that this will be a critical point in his campaign. this is the first time of you have to think that the two are actually standing as equals obviously with president oba
with either party the way it is working. >> reporter: the final segments of debate will focus on healthcare. >> i want to repeal obamacare and replace it with something that will get the costs under control. >> reporter: and the role of government. bigad shaban, cbs news, denver. >> you can see the debate live here on cbs 5 at 6:00 tonight. >>> 4:42. more airplane seats coming loose during another flight. what american said is the big problem. >> plus, an outpouring of support. why a tv anchor spent four minutes responding to a viewer's critical email. >> and first he shoots and scores and celebrates a hockey star's disappearing act. that story coming up. [ laughter ] >> after the break. poor guy. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, hockey league player in new jersey bags a goal the bad news. he picked the wrong wo celebrate-- watch as taylorx >>> this junior hockey league player in new jersey bagged the goal but the bad news is he tries to celebrate and crashes right through the boards there through the glass. guess what. he's okay. [ laughter ] >> a little embarrassed and now he has highlights all over the
. >>> the man accused of trying to poison his girlfriend at a healthcare family has been released from jay. police arrested robert lockridge on saturday after caretakers say he tried to give his doif by giving her -- by giving her bottled water containing colleen. he says the water contained a miracle mineral supplement that can cure any disease, including cancer. >> the upside is positive publicity. >> he says he takes the supplement himself for emphysema and heart disease. >>> it is 7:49. a health study is planned for treasure island because of concerns about the cleanup of radioactive waste. some residents believe lingering radiation may be to blame. but state officials say there's no major risk. health officials tell "the bay citizen" they may start to gather health words and plan to check navy cleanup records. >>> 100 employees have been tested for hantavirus. employees who participated in the voluntary testifying filled out a questionnaire and gave blood. nine of the cases have been traced back to yosemite and three people have died into more streets in pail le alto will be -- palo a
-class voters. many americans may not like the president's health-care overhaul but it does not mean they think is going the way. a new poll says if seven out of 10 people believe the health care law will take affect although probably with some changes. only 12 percent say they believe it will be repealed completely. >> and even air force one can suffer from weather problems. the boeing 747 on approach to the leader of height of today, this was the scene. it certainly had to abort the landing. someone was there with a camera and the airplane with the president on board was experiencing turbulence and when it was very close, within sight of the runway, the pilot pulled up to make another landing attempt. >> the first presidential debate is next week in denver at 6:00 p.m. wednesday night. kron4 will hear the entire debate on our 24-7 news channel you can tune into comcast channel 193 or hour over the year digital channel 4.2. again, that is wednesday night at 6:00 p.m.. >> temperatures this afternoon are cooler, just as expected. the inland valleys are sitting in the low 80s. 84 in livermore,
on healthcare. >> i want to repeal obamacare and replace it with something that will get the costs under control. >> reporter: and the role of government. tonight's debate will be the first of three between the two candidates this month. as for the vice-presidential hopes of, frank and michelle, the hopefuls will face off in their own debate next week. >> is it make or break for either candidate? we know mr. romney of course is the incumbent so he has to be favored a little bit but romney has been practicing for months now and a lot of people think he comes off somewhat robotic and what not. is it a bigger night for him? >> reporter: you know, mitt romney himself has said this will be a critical moment in his campaign. both have been practicing using proxies to fill in for the opponents. the incumbent usually doesn't do well on the first debate. they say that's because the challenger is essentially elevated just from being on the very stage with the president for the first time the two actually seen as equals in the campaign and in the election. both sides hope to avoid any gaffs which if histor
with a landmark ruling on healthcare and more big decisions in their new term which begins today. alison burns is live in our washington, d.c. noom with a look at some of the big cases the supreme court could be taking on. this involves affirmative action on campus colleges, same- sex marriage. >> the justices are moving from the frying pan right into the fire. they are tackling the most difficult questions of the day. >>> the justices could even get involved in the fall elections with challenges to some of the -- to some of the controversial voter i.d. laws. reporting live from washington, d.c., alison burns, ktvu -- alison burns, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> governor brown has just signed a controversial bill involving gay teens. california will become the first state in the nation to ban therapy who tries to turn gay or lesbian teens. those who oppose the bill say this perppy could put you at higher risk of depression or suicide. >>> and a new law signed by governor jerry brown may reduce life sentences for hundreds of inmates. the bill applies to those convicted of murder. in an inmate has ser
healthcare. the film about highland hospital preparing in new york tonight. >> and two candidates focusing in on one important state, why the numbers count so much ahead of the election. join us for these stories and more on bay area news at 7:00 on tv 36. >>> coming up next, breaks news from san francisco, a police chase and crash right after the break. [ male announcer ] there are lots of great jobs available in america right now. almost half our nation's employers have open positions they can't find anyone qualified to fill. devry university offers bachelor's and master's degrees that can prepare you for these careers. the ones already here, and the ones just around the corner. get the know how you need for a new tomorrow. learn more at devry.edu. >>> we have breaking news in san francisco, three people are in custody after a police chase. it started in pacific heights where a woman was robbed this afternoon. the robber got into a suv and police spotted the vehicle. a chase began and during that chase the suv struck a van and two parked cars. the van driver was injured and all three peo
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